World Travel Brands 2013 Award Winners from India announced

India Edition of World Travel Brands greeted with huge applause

World Travel Brands Award Winners from India announced

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Vivanta By Taj, Hilton Mumbai, ITC Hotels Ltd.,  Taj Falaknuma Palace, Leela Palace, Radisson Blu Dwarka, Crown Plaza Today,, Ramoji Film City, Sheraton, Wyndham Grand, Golden Dragon Restaurants amongst key winners

The World Travel Brands Foundation, a non-profit organization, has announced the winners of the Indian edition of the World Travel BrandsTM Awards at a glittering ceremony conducted in New Delhi, India. World Travel Brands status is a felicitation for India’s most powerful brands, exceptional individuals and innovative businesses from the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industries that have achieved excellence in customer service and developed innovative ways to carve an emphatic identity for themselves in their niche, market segment or geography. Padma Shri Vinod Dua, one of India’s most esteemed journalists, who is also a renowned political commentator, election analyst, television producer and director, was the chief guest at the gala ceremony.

World Travel Brands Awards 2013

Mr. Dua gave away the prestigious World Travel Brands Awards to the winners, which included prominent brands like Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, ITC Hotels Ltd., Taj Falaknuma Palace, Leela Palace New Delhi,, Vijayanand Travels, Ramoji Film City, Leisure Hospitality Services, Radisson Blu Dwarka, Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Wyndham Grand Hotel Agra, Golden Dragon Restaurants, ITC Mughal Agra, Vivanta By Taj – Begumpet, Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla, Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Meluha The Fern, Oakwood Asia Pacific, Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail Chain of Restaurants, Zerzura – Mid Eastern Moroccan Lounge, Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill, Dzurt – Patisserie and Café,, Destinationz 360, Trinetra Tours, Special Holidays Travel Pvt. Ltd. India World Travel, A-La-Carte Tours, Tybros India Tours, Tour My India, Indian Legends Holidays, Lanna Wellness Thai Spa, Sawasdee Thai Spa, Kerala (Holiday Destination), Awkenox (Hotelware), Viva Voyages PLC, Pride Hotels Ltd., Hotel Polo Towers Group, Shanti Morada, The Hridayesh Spa & Wilderness Resort, Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Vasundhara Sarovar Premier, Rajasthali Resort, The Westin Koregaon Park, Fortune Inn Haveli, The Beatle Hotel, Royal Orchid Central Blue Stone, Hotel Fidalgo, The Leela Palace Chennai, Brahmaputra Jungle Resort  and Ocean Palm amongst the key winners.

According to Mr. Vinod Dua, “Travel and tourism industry is one of the key elements of the Indian economy as it not only creates employment for millions of people but also is the source of substantial revenues for the country. World Travel Brands has brought the movers and shakers in the Indian Travel industry together onto an excellent platform to showcase their achievements. This brilliant concept introduced by the World Travel Brands Foundation will surely motivate the industry to do even better in the times to come!”

The World Travel Brands gala ceremony was conducted at Hotel Radisson Blu, New Delhi Dwarka, one of the fastest emerging 5-star hotels on North India. Key decision makers from India’s leading hotels, airlines, restaurants, travel agencies, tour and cruise operators, spas and salons, travel media, and the suppliers to these industries gathered to celebrate the achievements of the best performers.

World Travel Brands Awards Ceremony

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rishu Monga, CEO, World Travel Brands Foundation, said, “The global travel industry is being transformed at a rapid pace and competition is rife. Even in such competitive scenario, India has not only captured but retained the interest of tourists worldwide and is still one of the key travel destinations on almost every traveler’s agenda. The Indian Edition of our concept, World Travel Brands is our way of saluting the legendary Indian Hospitality and all those who make it possible!”

To select the World Travel Brands from India, World Travel Brands Foundation commissions year long market research study and opinion surveys. Spread over the whole year with more than 100 field executives surveying properties across India as ‘mystery guests,’ World Travel Brands Foundation conducts the opinion surveys amongst the end consumers including but limited to business & leisure travelers, travel agencies, tour operators, suppliers, travel media and industry experts to gauge the popularity and perceptions about the various participants and authenticate the facts and figures gathered. The primary objectives are to identify, acknowledge and offer befitting recognition to the pursuit of excellence, innovations and best practices followed by the winners leading to their exemplary performance. The World Travel Brands highlight the crucial role that the winners’ dedication to customer satisfaction plays in ensuring their long term success considering the extremely competitive and ever-evolving scenario in the global travel and tourism industry.

“The true aim of the World Travel Brands Awards is to encourage the participants to showcase their achievements and inspire others on how they can improve and grow, while continually striving to achieve perfection in their sphere of operations,” Mr. Monga further added. “World Travel Brands Awards are based on comprehensive profiling of the brands, quality of their services and the consumer perception amongst several other criteria and if the rapidly growing popularity of World Travel Brands is any indication, I can say with confidence that our awards are all set to emerge as the most authoritative travel awards that offer unparalleled recognition to the best performers.”

About World Travel BrandsTM
World Travel Brands Foundation is the custodian of World Travel Brands, a premium status offered to brands/companies/products from the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries as an exclusive honor in recognition to their contribution towards the promotion of excellence in their sphere of operations. World Travel Brands is the celebration of achievements of powerful brands, exceptional individuals & innovative businesses from Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industries that have excelled in customer service and developed innovative ways to carve an emphatic identity for them.  It is a concept developed and being executed across several countries by World Travel Brands Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries. For more information, please log on to

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